Sunday, June 05, 2011


The National Park Service at Cape Lookout has done a marvelous job presenting the history of Portsmouth Island. Among their recent projects has been furnishing the one-room schoolhouse with student desks, a teacher's desk, blackboard, period maps, and reproductions of textbooks from the 37 year period when Miss Mary Dixon taught all of the island's children.

A View of the Interior of the Schoolhouse:

(Click on the photo, by Jim Fineman, to view a larger image.)

A visit to Portsmouth will carry you back in time to the 1950s for a glimpse into Outer Banks life before paved roads, ferries, bridges, electricity, municipal water, and the Internet. Highly recommended!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the autobiography of Frank Treat Fulcher. You can read it here:

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